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Tale of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk

Guided walking tour of Forest Home Cemetery including live performances.
Date: 
October 17, 2021 - 12:00pm1:30pm
Location: 
Forest Home Cemetery
863 Desplaines
Between Roosevelt Road and I-290
Forest Park, IL 60130
United States
Description: 

Join us for The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest's 30th Annual "Tale of the Tombstones" Cemetery Walk. Check back soon for more information about this year's theme.

This year, all guides and visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings and maintain social distancing throughout the tour. Tours will depart from the cemetery's main gate in 10-minute intervals between 12 and 1:30 p.m., and the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. Each group is limited to no more than 20 people. 

Tickets are $20 or $15 for members. Click here to purchase tickets on our website or call the museum at 708-848-6755. Members, please contact the museum by phone or email oprfhistorymatters@sbcglobal.net to purchase tickets at your discounted price. Advanced registration is required, and those who have not registered in advance will be turned away.

This event is subject to changes in public health guidelines and in weather. We will update information here if we need to modify the event.

Even if you cannot attend this year's walk, you can purchase a copy of the Historical Society's book, "Nature's Choicest Spot," highlighting the history and many of the famous folks laid to rest at Forest Home Cemetery.